Overview: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB is a Full
HD 1080p LCD projector with 3D capability. With the Home Cinema 5020UB, you can
project movies, videos, games, slideshows, and presentations up to 300"
(diagonally). The projector does not have built-in speakers, or
any audio output whatsoever.
C²Fine 3LCD, 3-chip Technology: The Home Cinema 5020UB
features C²Fine 3LCD, 3-chip technology to give you rich, vibrant images for
enjoying spectacular movies, games, and sporting events in your home, or to
deliver sizzling business presentations at the office. This technology requires
25% less electricity per lumen of brightness when compared to 1-chip DLP
projectors. The projector's 1080Perfect video processing gives you more
film-like images, free of noise or artifacts.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient E-TORL
230-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately 4000
hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 5000 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L69) and air filter (Part #
V13H134A39) are the only user-serviceable parts.
Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan. The
fan noise level is 32dB in Normal mode and 22dB in ECO mode. If the projector is
to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the High Altitude Mode
should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high
altitude air pressure.
Fujinon Lens: The Home Cinema 5020UB features an F2.0-3.17
Fujinon lens with a focal length of 22.5mm to 42.7mm. It has a manual focus and
a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 2.1. If the projected image is not centered in
front of the screen, you can correct the position of the image using the
vertical and horizontal lens shift dials on the top of the projector. The
vertical position can be adjusted by up to 96% of the height of the screen,
while the horizontal position can be adjusted by up to 47% of the width of the
screen. The vertical keystone buttons, located on the side of the projector, can
correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular. The unit does not have
a horizontal keystone adjustment.
Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite Home Cinema
5020UB outputs 2400 lumens of white light and 2400 lumens of color light for
bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured using ISO
21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. The projector is capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to
1080P Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB
has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:9 aspect ratio). The total
number of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3. You can resize the picture
by changing the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:10.
Multiple Sources: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB has
inputs for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your
video equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs, a component video
input, and a composite video input. You can also connect your computer to the
projector via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin). The unit is compatible with both PCs
and Macs. Two cable clips are included to help secure the
HDMI cables to the projector.
THX 3D Display Certification (2D-to-3D Conversion): The
PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB is THX 3D certified to deliver
exquisite, natural textures and film-like movie experiences. Epson's
advanced Bright 3D Drive technology enhances the brightness giving you
theater-quality 3D images in your home. To view 3D content, you must first
connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of the HDMI ports. You will also
need Epson RF Active Shutter 3D glasses for each viewer. Two pair of glasses are
included; additional 3D glasses (278RF3DG,
sold separately) available. The projector's 2D-to-3D Conversion setting will
transform 2D images to 3D content.
Compatible Video Formats: The projector supports analog video in NTSC,
PAL, and SECAM formats, and it automatically adjusts to the incoming signal. It
can receive these formats as composite or component video. The projector also
supports digital video (SDTV, HDTV) and various monitor display formats. Digital
video is accepted by the HDMI and Component video ports. The PC port accepts
analog RGB computer monitor signals.
|Video Input ||
Format ||Refresh Rate
(Hz) ||Resolution |
|Composite Video ||NTSC ||60 ||720 x 480 |
|PAL ||50/60 ||720 x 576 |
|SECAM ||50 |
Component Video ||
SDTV ||480i ||60 ||720 x 480 |
|576i ||50 ||720 x 576 |
|480p ||60 ||720 x 480 |
|576p ||50 ||720x 576 |
HDTV ||720p ||
50/60 ||1280 x 720 |
x 1080 |
(computer display) ||VGA ||60/72/75/85 ||640 x 480 |
|SVGA ||56/60/72/75/85 ||800 x 600 |
|XGA ||60/70/75/85 ||1024 x 768 |
|SXGA ||70/75/85 ||1152 x 864 |
|60/75/85 ||1280 x 960 |
|1280 x 1024 |
|WXGA ||60 ||1280 x 768 |
|1360 x 768 |
|60/75/85 ||1280 x 800 |
HDMI (2D) ||VGA ||60 ||640 x 480 |
SDTV ||480i ||60 ||720 x 480 |
|576i ||50 ||720 x 576 |
|480p ||60 ||720 x 480 |
|576p ||50 ||720 x 576 |
HDTV ||720p ||
50/60 ||1280 x 720 |
x 1080 |
|1080p ||24/50/60 |
|HDMI (3D) ||720p ||50/60 ||1280 x 720 (Frame Pack) |
|1080i ||1920 x 1080 (Side by
|24 ||1920 x 1080 (Frame Pack) |
Picture Quality Settings: If the image looks fuzzy, or if it
contains noise or flickering, you can use these settings to correct it.
- Sharpness: Use this
function to make lines and edges appear more distinct in the image. This
setting is stored separately for each image source and color mode setting.
- Progressive: Converts
interlaced to progressive signals. Leave the setting on
for viewing movies on a player that
produces interlaced output. Select
Video for watching videos
captured with a video camera. Set to
Off when viewing images with a large amount of movement. This setting
can be used only when viewing a composite video signal, or 480i or 576i, or
1080i signals input through the Component or HDMI.
- Motion Detection: This setting specifies how signals are
converted to progressive signals. Select a lowersetting for slow-moving or
still images (S)
or select a higher number for video images (M). This setting can be used only when viewing a composite video signal,
or 480i or 576i, or 1080i signals input through the Component or HDMI.
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of analog
images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction. This is not be
available with a signal input through the PC port.
- Frame Interpolation: This setting compares the current
and previous frames, then creates a frame between them to reduce fuzziness
and produce clearer moving images. You can select from 3 levels of frame
- Super Resolution: This setting sharpens blurred images,
enhancing the apparent detail of the image. You can select from 3 levels of
enhancement. Note that intentionally blurred parts of the image, such as
out-of-focus backgrounds, may become sharper. This feature is not available
when projecting 3D.
Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB offers six
color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image content.
The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the best possible
picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input source. You can
select from the following choices:
- Cinema: for viewing movies in a dimly lit room
- Dynamic: for projecting the brightest picture available
- Living Room: for watching television programs during
- Natural: for projecting natural, accurate colors in a
dimly lit room
- 3D Dynamic: for projecting the brightest 3D picture
available (3D mode only)
- 3D Cinema: for viewing 3D movies in a dimly lit room
(3D mode only)
Color Settings: If the image colors don't look correct, you can adjust
them using these settings. Use the first three settings described below to make
the most visible changes. If you only need to make slight adjustments, you can
fine-tune the picture with the remaining settings. Most color settings are
stored separately for each image source and color mode.
- Color Saturation: Adjusts the color intensity of the image.
Cannot be used with PC input.
- Tint: Shifts the color balance between magenta and green. Cannot be used
with PC input.
- Color Temperature: Shifts the color balance between red and blue,
making the image appear warmer or cooler.
- Skin Tone: Makes fine adjustments to the tint and controls the
amount of red or green in the image. Also useful for correcting
black-and-white images, if they look tinted.
- RGB: Use the RGB settings to fine-tune the color of the image.
You can adjust the offset and gain for each signal color (red, green, and
blue). Use Offset to adjust darker shades and Gain for the lightest shades
- RGBCMY: Use the RGBCMY settings to adjust the hue, saturation,
and brightness of the six color components (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta,
- Gama: You can select from five gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or
customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower
values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright
areas. Higher values will darken the light areas.
Auto Iris: The Auto Iris system constantly controls the
light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of the projected content
to give you perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks. Using the remote, you
can select either Normal or High Speed to indicate how quickly you would like
the projector to respond to changes in the brightness of the image.
Split Screen Mode: The Home Cinema 5020UB's Split Screen
mode allows you to simultaneously project two images from different image
sources next to each other. The side-by-side images can be equal size or one
larger than the other. You can also choose which audio source you want to hear
between the displayed images. The Split Screen mode is not available in 3D mode.
Adjustable Image Size: The PowerLite Home Cinema 5020UB
projector can produce an image that is adjustable between 30" and 300" (measured
Lens Projection Distance: The projector's adjustable lens
provides a wide range of placement possibilities for a given screen size. The
projection distance (distance from lens to screen) range is 2.85' to 47.57'. The
distance for several screen sizes at 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios are given below:
| Screen Size |
| Projection Distance (in feet) |
| 16:9 || 4:3 |
| 40" ||3.8 to 8.3 ||4.7 to 10.1 |
| 60" ||5.8 to 12.5 ||7.1 to 15.3 |
| 80" ||7.8 to 16.7 ||9.6 to 20.4 |
| 100" ||9.8 to 20.9 ||12 to 25.5 |
| 120" ||11.8 to 25.1 ||14.4 to 30.7 |
| 150" ||14.7 to 31.4 ||18 to 38.4 |
| 180" ||17.7 to 37.7 ||--- |
| 200" ||--- ||24.2 to 51.3 |
Mounting Options: The PowerLite Home Cinema
5020UB can be placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can
be used for front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image
position by raising or lowering the front feet. For ceiling mounting, you will
need an optional projector ceiling mount. Four 4mm threaded screw holes are
provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A commercially-available Kensington
security lock can be attached to the unit to prevent theft when installed in a
Remote Control: In addition to the control panel, the projector
can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control, which has a range of
approximately 32 feet. The projector has infrared receivers on the front and
rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room. An RS-232C port is
included for connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or
HDMI Link: When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices,
such as a receiver or DVD player, to the projector via HDMI cables, you can
control them using the HDMI-Link control buttons on the projector's remote
control. You can register the devices you want to operate in the HDMI Link
section of the projector's menu.
Trigger Output: The projector has a 3.5mm Trigger Output
port which delivers a 12-volt signal (max 200 mA) to lower your motorized
projector screen while the projector is powered on.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no
video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode
to 5, 10, or 30 minutes.
Warranty and Extra Care Home Service: The projector is
covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90
days. Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A
replacement unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you
immediately. (A credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important
that you receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in
service instead of Home Service.